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Name: Steve
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Hometown: Florida
Home country: USA
Current location: USA
Member since: Sat Oct 16, 2004, 01:04 PM
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No Tropical storm activity to report ! Stay tuned.....

Tropical Depression Hagibis moves south of Japan

Last Updated 6/17/2014, 2:00:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 29.5N 226.4E Movement E at 36 mph
Wind 35 MPH

The elections in about 3.6 months: how does your state look for Democrats ?

I'll go first. For Governor, we just might get rid of Governor Voldemort (I'm in FL). Crist looks like the likely winner.

Our November elections page is here: http://election.dos.state.fl.us/candidate/CanList.asp

Hopefully my district can get rid of Mica, but I'm not up on the polls yet.

No Senate races in FL. And, of course, our famous MMJ ballot initiative which is expected to pass easily.

Ok, your turn.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Cristina moves NW in Pacific, Tropical Storm Hagibis thrashes China

Last Updated 6/15/2014, 5:00:00 PM (EDT)
Location 20.5N 113.9W Movement WNW at 6 mph
Wind 35 MPH Pressure: 1005 MB

Last Updated 6/15/2014, 8:00:00 AM (EDT)
Location 23.5N 243.5E Movement NNW at 9 mph
Wind 40 MPH

first post here

Hi all, this is my very first post in this group. Hopefully this may help someone else besides me.

I'm not technically a senior yet, but in 4 years or so I guess I will be considered to be one (age 60). I think we're all aware of ageism and how it affects us, especially once you are considered "old".

Question: Am I the only one who feels much younger than your chronological age ? Don't get me wrong, I have moments when I feel every second of my CA. However, I've never believed in "act your age damnit" kind of thing. Yes, I think once you're my age, you have to behave at a minimal level just to function as a responsible adult, but besides that, it's an open question.

How do you deal with ageism ? I can see this becoming more and more an issue for me as I get older.

Thanks. Not a troll post, honest. I'm not that way.


What Happens When You Throw A Big Chunk Of Sodium In A Lake


Pure sodium is probably the closest thing we have to wildfire from "Game of Thrones." Except napalm. And maybe some other stuff.


100 Most Frequently Asked Help Desk Questions and Answers


I have been working in IT for way to many years to be still considered a sane and well adjusted individual. After you spend a few years in this industry you realize that some questions asked by users keep recurring like bad dreams or glitches in the matrix.

Below is my attempt to compile a comprehensive list of frequently asked IT questions you might encounter when working as a systems administrator or help-desk drone. All of these are actual quotes from various ticketing systems and email exchanges. I preserved original grammar and spelling wherever possible.

Feel free to print this out and use it in your help desk training manuals.

1. Is it a virus?


2. Are you sure?


3. My Microsoft is error!


4. I already did!

Disconnect all cables and peripherals, remove the battery and hold down the power button for 60 seconds.

5. Oh, am I doing this to discharge the capacitors on the motherboard?

No, you are doing this to ensure that you actually reboot the machine rather than browse Facebook for 5 minutes and say that you did.

6. Is the email down?

No. Flip the WiFi switch on the side of the laptop.

many more at link

Tropical Storm Cristina moves NW in Pacific,Tropical Storm Hagibis moves north towards China

Last Updated June 14, 2014, 8:00:00 PM EDT (EDT)
Location 22.1N 243.2E Movement N at 5 mph
Wind 50 MPH

Last Updated June 14, 2014, 11:00:00 PM EDT (EDT)
Location 19.8N 112.3W Movement WNW at 6 mph
Wind 40 MPH Pressure: 1003 MB

18 year olds registering to vote in Florida because of MMJ ballot initiative

I know this because my son and his friends have registered to vote in the November election. I told my son I was surprised and very proud of him. Yea yea, it would have been more "pure" if they registered out of pure civic-mindedness, but I'm quite sure his friends all registered as Democrats. My son is a good liberal Democrat, just like his papa.

Maybe there's hope for them young'uns yet

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